If you have children you want to teach some funny science activities to them, so it’s worth reading Insider Monkey’s article about the science activities for toddlers and preschoolers. We usually think that science is always difficult to understand, but actually we do lots of things a day – and they are all in connection with science. For example when we cook – it’s chemistry, when we observe behavior of animals – it’s biology. So science can be fun and simple for kids, and they will enjoy it.
We all know that children can learn very quickly and at first they learn by watching and copying adults. The best way for a kid to learn is if we teach them through playful activities and games because they are entertained. Kids are always open for the world as they experience something new every day. As for me, I love watching them as they see one of the little wonders of the world. They are curious so you can use this curiosity to teach them many things, not by simply responding to their questions, but by engaging them in activities which allow them to investigate the matter and find the answer by themselves. So learning can be interesting and amusing for them.
You may ask now how we can explain the reason of scientific facts. Well, as a matter of fact it is unnecessary when working with children. The key for now is in asking questions as every scientist does before he decides to test certain things. Now it’s time for us to observe things with our kids’ eyes and learn these things with them again.
We have picked three science activities from Insider Monkey’s list: Which one is heavier?, Water play experiment-sink or float, and Wizard’s brew. The activity Which one is heavier is perfect for toddlers and it takes only a few minutes, and easy to do. We need to make only a balance scale of a coat hanger or something like that. Then we take two objects that we can find in the flat and put or hang them on the scale. Then our kid will see which one is heavier. The next activity when we put various things into water just to see if they sink or float. Children generally like being involved in water play and experiments. For Wizard’s Brew you will need baking soda, watercolors (you can also use food coloring), dish soap, vinegar, glitter, a glass jar, and a tray. You half-fill a jar with vinegar and add a little color and glitter, and then you can pour the dish soap and stir. Surely you will also like the result.
For any further useful tips, you should read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 science activities for toddlers and preschoolers.